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Old 10-24-2018, 07:05 PM
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The plant has blossomed today.
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Very nice! Extremely well grown!!
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:50 AM
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Can you imagine how beautiful she smells in my house?
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I'm so jealous. Could you please tell me how you grow your plant. I've had one for a few years and all i get is small growths from it. I have mine mounted on cork and it faces a south window. I water it every day and fertilize it about twice a week when it's actively growing. I recently switched to a balanced fertilizer as opposed to a high nitrogen fertilizer in hopes that it will do better for me. I live in Canada as well. Thank you in advance for any info you could provide.
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I'm so jealous. Could you please tell me how you grow your plant. I've had one for a few years and all i get is small growths from it. I have mine mounted on cork and it faces a south window. I water it every day and fertilize it about twice a week when it's actively growing. I recently switched to a balanced fertilizer as opposed to a high nitrogen fertilizer in hopes that it will do better for me. I live in Canada as well. Thank you in advance for any info you could provide.
I grow plants in terrarium with humidity around 60%, I use RO water mixed with fertilizer (about 30ppm per TDS) I use "mixed" water (Ph around 6.2) about 2-3 times a week in summer and 1-2 times in winter. Fans create a light breeze and work 24/7. The light I built myself and I use DLI around 12 summer and 10 in winter.
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I recently switched to a balanced fertilizer as opposed to a high nitrogen fertilizer in hopes that it will do better for me.
I think you answered your own question! Give it time with the new fertilizer regimen. You might consider cutting the fertilizer frequency back to 2x per month instead if 2x per week.
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Thank you all so much for your advice

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I grow plants in terrarium with humidity around 60%, I use RO water mixed with fertilizer (about 30ppm per TDS) I use "mixed" water (Ph around 6.2) about 2-3 times a week in summer and 1-2 times in winter. Fans create a light breeze and work 24/7. The light I built myself and I use DLI around 12 summer and 10 in winter.
DLI - (mol.m-2.d-1)
By the way, I live in Mississauga.
Thank you, for all that very detailed info, I'm sure this will help me grow my plant better.
By the way, I live in Etobicoke, small world!
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Thank you, for all that very detailed info, I'm sure this will help me grow my plant better.
By the way, I live in Etobicoke, small world!
Thanks again, have a good night
And one more thing, I noticed that if I changed the pot (I bought few seedling from John Marcotte planted in pots with sphagnum moss and polystyrene) the plant was inhibited, and after a year it started to grow again. You have to be patient. I still believe; light has an essential role.
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I bought my plant from John as well. I had it potted up in large bark, and while it was giving me new growths each year, they were small and not much bigger than the previous growths. I contacted John and he suggested growing my plant on a mount because the roots do not like to remain wet for long periods. After taking his advice my plant produced 6 new growths, although they are not as big ad I would like them so far. Now that Fall is here I think I'm gonna supplement their light with some LEDs that I bought from Ray a while back. Thank you for the advice.
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